Liberal Party of Canada
The Honourable Elizabeth Hubley was born in Howlan, Prince Edward Island, the daughter of Bennett J. Haywood and Florence K. Brown.
She received her early education at local schools, following which she attended Prince of Wales College in Charlottetown, and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
After many years as a dance instructor, Mrs. Hubley established her own dance studio, Stepping Out, in 1980. She continues to be its Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer.
In 1989, she was elected to represent the old District of Fourth Prince in the Prince Edward Island Legislative Assembly. Senator Hubley was re-elected in 1993, at which time she was appointed Deputy Speaker. During her career in provincial politics she was a strong supporter of rural communities and cultural development and served on ten standing committees. She retired from provincial politics in 1996.
In 1998, Senator Hubley was appointed as a member of the Federal Veterans Review and Appeal Board, a position she held until her appointment to the Senate of Canada in March, 2001.
She has been a member of the P.E.I. Council of the Arts, President of the P.E.I. Fiddlers Society, and President of the Prince County Fiddlers. She also is past President of the Kensington and Area Cultural Foundation, founding member of the Kensington Step Dancing Festival, and has been involved with numerous other groups dedicated to the promotion and development of Island heritage and cultural life.
Senator Hubley is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the Indian River Festival and a member of the CUSO Cirlce. She also maintains a strong interest in the work of the Canadian Landmine Foundation. During her time in the Senate she has been a member of several Senate Committees. She is currently a member of the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples and the Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans.
Senator Hubley and her late husband Richard B. Hubley have six children. Senator Hubley resides in Kensington, Prince Edward Island.
Personal Website: http://sen.parl.gc.ca/ehubley ( N.B. This site is not a part of the parliamentary Internet site )